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Lottery open for affordable units in Jersey City apartment building
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

Anyone interested in entering the lottery for the 80 affordable units at the new apartment complex on Marin Boulevard has until Friday to apply.

https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... n.html#incart_river_index

Posted on: 7/24 14:55
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Re: Legal Weed Is Coming to New Jersey
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety.

The policy, which is expected to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court.
https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... licy_for_jersey_city.html

Posted on: 7/19 3:43
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A gelato shop up the hill
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By Adrienne Romero
The Jersey Journal

A 15-minute walk from New Jersey City University to Mallory Avenue is where three Jersey City natives' aspirations came to life.

Peter Jose, Lekendrick Shaw and Ivan Almonte held a grand opening on June 23 for their Jersey & Co. Gelato store at 55 Mallory Ave. The shop serves homemade gelatos, vegan sorbets, as well as cappuccinos and espressos.

"We wanted to offer an amenity that wasn't being offered in the area," Shaw, 26, said.

Gelato flavors include classic Italian tastes such as straciatella and pistachio, as well as unique combinations like kibana, a kiwi/banana blend, and p'chango, a peach/mango sorbet.

Jose and Shaw met at NJCU, where they were members of the Student Investment Management Group and analyzed the stock market. Shaw was an analyst while Jose was president of the group.

https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... dsopen_gelato_shop_i.html


Posted on: 7/9 12:01
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Jersey City set to move forward on 100-acre Bayfront development
BY David Cruz, Senior Correspondent | July 2, 2018, 5PM EST


At close to 100 acres, the Bayfront property, located in the city’s southwest Greenville section represents the most significant development opportunity in the city since the downtown boom began in the 80s and 90s. A once chromium-polluted brownfield, Bayfront is now clean and ready for redevelopment. With affordable housing at a premium, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has proposed buying the property — of which the city is already part owner — from Honeywell, the successor company that cleaned it up. Fulop thinks the development could feature up to 30 percent affordable units, but it won’t be cheap.

“Up to $105 million for the specific property, and then we’re going to go out for bonding of $105 [million] plus $80 [million] approximately for infrastructure, so it’s a big undertaking. It’s about $180 million,” said Fulop. “Our models project that, over some time, we’re going to be able to return that as an investment to the taxpayers, maybe make some money and get some inclusionary housing in there.”

But borrowing $180 million, government officials call it bonding, is no small step, and the city council held a hearing on the proposal late last month to gauge public support. Needless to say, opinions were expressed.

“I am opposed to the city of Jersey City floating bonds for the Bayfront project,” testified resident Christine Bamberger. “Jersey City should not enter into the banking business of floating bonds for real estate development regardless of how the plan is couched or the options are couched right now.”

Abundant Joy Community Church Pastor William Ashley, who was part of a group of citizens who pushed the city to buy the property, said its redevelopment was overdue.

“We recognize that the details are yet to be worked out. We recognize there are numerous questions that need to be asked and answered,” he said. “We stand with you in saying that this is a bold step. It’s game changer and there’s no place else in this state that has taken this bold initiative.”

Councilwoman Denise Ridley, who represents the Greenville section where the project would rise, says affordable housing is a good goal, but so-called workforce housing, the kind of housing working class professionals can afford, should be part of the mix.

“Workforce housing would be geared more toward everyday Greenville residents. It’s more feasible for people who might be police, fire, teachers,” she said. “Sometimes with the affordability portion of it, you lose a lot of people. We want to make sure that, yes, we want the affordable units, but we don’t want to lose those potential people that are here in Greenville. I think a lot of people hear affordable and they automatically assume that they’re going to qualify, and a lot of people will not.”

A proposed extension of the light rail across busy Route 440 is already in the works, with NJ Transit earmarking $5 million for an environmental impact study. That extension could double the number of units here to 8,000, an almost 20 percent population increase for Greenville.

The council has already given preliminary approval for the city to go get the money. The mayor says, if all goes well, you could see shovels in the ground by the end of next year.

Posted on: 7/3 8:05
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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By Michael Sol Warren mwarren@njadvancemedia.com,
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

In the midst of Trenton's swirling budget debate, New Jersey drew one step closer to becoming the first state to impose state-wide fees on single-use plastic and paper bags.

On Thursday night, state lawmakers approved a five-cent fee for every bag handed out at chain supermarkets and retailers. The measure applies to both paper and plastic bags. The goal of the fees is to discourage the use of single-use plastic bags and push consumers towards reusable bags instead.

"Most stores have made the change and now provide more environmentally friendly bags for customers," said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), the sponsor of the Assembly bill. "This bill encourages more stores to get on board and move away from using the bags that are harmful to the environment."

The bill now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.

"Governor Murphy will carefully consider any legislation that aims to protect the environment in New Jersey," said Dan Bryan, a spokesman for the Governor.
https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018 ... 2box_nj-homepage-featured

Posted on: 6/22 14:30
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Re: Greenville real estate on the rise.
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The median home value in 07305 is $306,800. 07305 home values have gone up 31.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 16.9% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in 07305 is $256, which is lower than the Jersey City average of $564. The median price of homes currently listed in 07305 is $357,400. The median rent price in 07305 is $1,850, which is lower than the Jersey City median of $2,100.



https://www.zillow.com/Jersey%20City-N ... etreport-followtrendslink

Posted on: 6/22 9:17
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RIVET is now leasing in GV
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The Hampshire Cos. and Claremont Cos. are teaming on the development of RIVET, a 163-unit luxury apartment community in Jersey City, N.J.

“It’s a pretty strong value proposition not only in rents but square feet and space in general,” Richard Sciaretta, Claremont Cos.’ director, told MHN. “It’s 25,000 square feet of Class A amenity space, and on average looking towards downtown product in Jersey City, on a rental basis of a 20-30 percent discount and getting more space.”

The project, expected to be ready for occupancy in July, is just the first phase of a mixed-use master plan to transform Jersey City’s west end neighborhood into University Place.

http://rivetapts.com/floorplans//#type=1-bedroom&date=all

University Place is a master redevelopment plan which will encompass eight buildings, 1,000 new luxury residential units and access to more than 120,000 square feet of retail, a vibrant performing arts center, cafes, theaters and lush green space.

“We were attracted to this because it creates a sense of place in a neighborhood that is emerging,” Sciaretta said. “It was exciting to jump on board with a blank canvas and create a community where nothing of this nature, scale or quality has ever been built in this area.”

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Located at 23 University Place Blvd., RIVET will consist of 27 studio apartments, 112 one- and 24 two-bedroom units, ranging from 550 to 1,300 square feet. Units feature 9’6” ceilings, contemporary kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, white cabinetry, and subway tile backsplashes.

Meanwhile, bathrooms boast large format porcelain floor tile, cultured marble vanity countertops, chrome faucets with sprayers, medicine cabinets, and tubs and showers outfitted with subway tile and glass mosaic accents.

The property will boast amenities such as a cyber café with Wi-Fi access, Butterfly MX virtual entry and package delivery system, an activated 15,000-square-foot courtyard with a sundeck, lounge seating, gaming areas, grilling stations and movie screenings, an indoor lounge with courtyard connectivity, plus a fitness center with Fitness On Demand and yoga studio.

RIVET will also include 10,000 square feet of retail space.

The property is situated just one-third of a mile from a Bergen Hudson Light Rail stop, providing access to the Hackensack River Waterfront and Hoboken as well as the opportunity to transfer to the PATH train for convenient access to New York City. It’s also close by a multitude of premier shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Additionally, 177 structured parking spaces, two bike terminals and street parking provide commuters with additional convenience.

Posted on: 6/21 15:29
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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The public will get a chance to speak out on the city's $180 million plan to purchase the 100-acre Bayfront site on the Hackensack River waterfront.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... 80m_bayfront_plan_in.html

Posted on: 6/19 6:34
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Re: Jersey City has big plans for 100 acres on West Side along Hackensack River
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JERSEY CITY – In a move that may well become the largest development in Jersey City since the 1980s, the City Council is slated to introduce a bond ordinance that would pay for the purchase of more than 90 acres along the Hackensack River.

The council has set a special meeting for June 20 at which it is expected to authorize the administration to purchase from Honeywell International the property that could result in the construction of 4,000 to 8,000 residential units along Route 440 on the Hackensack River.

Mayor Steven Fulop said that the City Council is set to adopt the most aggressive of three options concerning property that is current jointly owned by the city and Honeywell.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Jersey City set to buy massive Bayfront property

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Posted on: 6/17 22:22
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JC cop appears in 'The Daily Show' immigration segment
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal

Officers from the Jersey City Police Department made an appearance on Thursday night's episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to talk about how cops police immigrant communities.

The segment focused on how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is using local enforcement officers to crack down on undocumented immigrants through its 287(g) program.

Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. first meets with Fred Harran, the public safety director of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and a supporter of 287(g) because it puts undocumented immigrants "in jail" or "ships them out of (the United States)" if ICE decides to deport. Police departments that participate have access to federal immigration databases.

"It saves me sometimes hours of police time waiting around for ICE to get back to us," he said.

Wood then heads to Jersey City, a designated sanctuary city where police are barred from honoring immigration detainer requests and federal immigration authorities cannot enter city buildings without a warrant. There, he meets Public Safety Director Jim Shea who says undocumented immigrants are more often victims of crime than criminals themselves.

"Our goal when we assure people that we will not check their immigration status is a safer city for everybody, officers need witnesses, officers need victims to cooperate," Shea said.

Hudson County, though, had worked with federal authorities and 287(g) for years before ending the controversial partnership with ICE in March. The county jail was one of four in New Jersey to participate, which was scrutinized by residents and immigration advocates alike.

Officer Alberto Vasquez then brings Wood on a drive through the Greenville and West Side neighborhoods of the city. "Vasquez wasted the day making friends and being nice to citizens, not deporting people," Wood says facetiously.

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Posted on: 6/15 16:34
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Re: New Wonder Bagels location opening
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PS - didn't see any cats


Thanks good to know, only trash wants to pet a dirty cat while they are eating their bagels. Pure trash.

Posted on: 6/13 21:06
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Re: Greenville: 5 masked, armed men robbed Jersey City gas station of cigars, cigarettes & cash
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nice try.

Posted on: 6/13 8:53
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Re: Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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Let me guess, you haven't been in the area.. (Thank Gd)
The customers they are targeting is the same customers that frequent
O'Leary's
Harry Daughter
Oak on Pine
Pin Wheel Garden
Corgi Spirits
JC Hooked

Which are all in the Bergen Lafayette/ Greenville area.

Port Liberty is just up the road and The foundry is not that far from this location as well

Posted on: 6/12 15:02
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Re: Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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150 right near the Greenville/BL boarder. A few blocks from O'Leary's

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Plans Revealed for 902 Brewing’s Full-Scale Brewery
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902 Brewing Company has come a long way from what was once a modest beer brewing experiment between two Hoboken roommates at the beginning of this decade, and now, plans are officially in place to house the entire business under one roof at a large Jersey City facility.

The brewery, officially formed in 2012 by Colby Janisch, Tucker Littleton, Andrew Brown, and Don Vogt, is named for the Washington Street building where Janisch and Littleton dabbled in the aforementioned brewing trials. They’ve been working their hoppy magic out of New Jersey Beer Company’s North Bergen facility since 2016 and announced plans to merge with that company that should wrap up within the next year.

902 Brewing has long desired to open a tap room, and at one point, had toyed with putting a small one in Hoboken. But like many residents of the Mile Square City, they moved west for more space and have now found a spot to land in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood.

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Re: New Amazon HQ
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What’s Inside Jersey City’s Unsuccessful Amazon HQ2 Proposal?
By Jared Kofsky - June 11, 20185


While Jersey City will not be home to Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2), we now know what exactly was included in City Hall’s unsuccessful pitch to the company.

The process for selecting HQ2, which some have referred to as a PR stunt by the Seattle-based company, involved hundreds of cities and metropolitan areas all over North America submitting proposals last fall. In addition to Jersey City, the Garden State municipalities and counties that sent in applications to Amazon were Atlantic City, Bayonne, Camden County, New Brunswick, Newark, Trenton, and West Windsor, according to Quartz. However, only Newark, which had received the state’s endorsement, was selected by Amazon as one of the 20 finalists.

Through a public records request, Jersey Digs obtained Jersey City’s application, which offered six reasons why Amazon should select the state’s second-largest city. City Hall cited the potential for the company to insert itself into the New York skyline without paying Manhattan prices, stated that there is more than a million square feet of available space and over 20 million square feet at approved development sites, and claimed that “up to $5 billion in economic incentives, up to 30 years of property tax abatement, and no city income tax” would be available.

Plus, the application explained that Jersey City’s location and proximity to Hudson Yards offers “unmatched access and connectivity,” that the city offers a “safe, welcoming, exciting, and thriving community” with high quality of life, and that this is “the most culturally diverse and accepting city” in the United States.

The proposal offered “two prime locations” near the Hudson River waterfront: LeFrak’s 700 Washington Boulevard in Newport and Mack-Cali’s properties at Harborside. The overview stated that the Newport site, which included the northeast quadrant between Newport Green Park and Hoboken Terminal, could have been built to suit by 2020, while the six sites being offered at Harborside could have been built to suit within 24 to 36 months.

The Harborside sites included parts of existing buildings along with properties for new development such as the parking lot at 242 Hudson Street, the parking lot at 20 Christopher Columbus Drive, part of the Harborside Financial Center at 10 Christopher Columbus Drive, and the office building at 2 Montgomery Street.

The transportation section of the proposal mentioned that New York Waterway would have provided Amazon-only ferries along with “any level of customized services required by Amazon.”

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Posted on: 6/12 8:52
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Re: Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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I use a cloth tote. Its re-usable. Most of the stores I grocery shop at uses paper shopping bags.
Anyway Banning is one thing enforcing is another. Lets see.

Posted on: 6/9 9:56
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Plastic bag bans coming to Hoboken, Jersey City
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Posted on: 6/8 8:18
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485 is here
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485 Marin brings rentals from $2,300/month to Jersey City’s Hamilton Park

The apartments will start at $2,300 for a studio and range to three-bedrooms asking upwards of $5,750. Christopher Stevens designed the building’s interiors, which include kitchens with white quartz countertops, high-gloss gray cabinets, Grohe fixtures, and Whirpool appliances as well as bathrooms with quartz countertops and brushed nickel fixtures by Kohler. Every apartment comes with Whirlpool washer/dryer sets and many of the apartments have terraces.


Posted on: 6/5 15:11
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Earl Morgan, Jersey Journal columnist, dies at 75
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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY — Earl Morgan, the reporter and columnist at The Jersey Journal who for decades chronicled Hudson County politics and Jersey City's often marginalized communities, died at his Astor Place home on Tuesday. He was 75.

Morgan's death was confirmed by his wife, Barbara. He had been hospitalized recently for heart trouble.

"We've lost a giant in Jersey City," said the Rev. Nathaniel Legay, president of the Jersey City NAACP.

A lifelong Jersey City resident, Morgan was one of six siblings. He attended Lincoln High school, where he was a talented fencer and dreamed of a future working in science. He was a civil rights activist — one of his roles was spokesman for the United Black Front of Jersey City in the 1970s — and longtime community activist before he tried his hand at newspaper reporting, writing at the now-closed Hudson Dispatch before coming to The Jersey Journal.
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... columnist_dies_at_75.html

Posted on: 6/5 14:21
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Re: Hamilton Park facilities
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We have working water fountain and bathrooms (summer time) in our neighborhood park.

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Bowing to the wishes of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, the state legislature has declined to advance a bill that might have provided some relief to residents facing sharp increases as a result of the revaluation of their property.

Two co-sponsors of the proposed legislation, State Sen. Sandra Cunningham and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, said on Friday that the legislative committee considering the bill will not release it for the full legislature to vote.

Its third sponsor, State Sen. Brian Stack, was unavailable Friday to discuss the legislation’s reversed course.

Stack appeared before the Journal Square Neighborhood Association on May 21 to explain that the legislation would have delayed the impact of the recent property revaluation in Jersey City, as well as other towns.

“The bill would delay implementation of the division-ordered revaluations until the next calendar year, in order to minimize the adverse effects of implementing the revaluations in two ways,” the legislation explained.

Municipalities that did not apply revaluation results to tax bills before April 1 would have been allowed to postpone implementing the new assessments until Jan. 1, 2019, under this bill. That would have allowed the tax increases associated with the revaluation to be spread over four quarters in 2019, rather than two quarters if implemented in 2018.

Because the Jersey City revaluation is backdated to January 2018, residents with a tax increase will have to pay higher August and November tax bills because they underpaid in February and May.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Reval delay won t happen Legislature won t vote on Stack and Cunningham bill

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Re: Where to practice driving
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I practiced in my own neighborhood by where the municipal courthouse is on Summit, but very early in the morning, and on the weekends. Do something like that in your own neighborhood after the first couple of days somewhere more deserted. There is no substitute for real streets with traffic and pedestrians eventually.


I agree, I did it in Flatbush Brooklyn this way I know what to expect. Bring on the crazy drivers. Real driving is not in some deserted area when you live in a metropolitan area.

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We need more liquor licenses NOW!
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After years of talk, a bill that could significantly expand the number of restaurants that can sell beer, wine and spirits has finally gotten an initial vote in the Legislature.

The plan is likely to be altered as it moves ahead, and last week’s action by the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee was designed in part to compel more serious conversations about the long-discussed but long-delayed prospect of ending strict limits on liquor licenses that date to the end of Prohibition.

Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, said individual municipalities would have to decide if they want the licenses and where they’d be allowed. They would cost up to $10,000 a year, depending on a restaurant’s size, and couldn’t be sold.

“There’s a significant portion of economy that is being held back because of these laws,” Burzichelli said.

Holders of existing liquor licenses, some which cost more than a half-million dollars, could be eligible for five years of tax credits if the license values go down, but James Talerico, the senior director of development for the Briad Restaurant Group, said the formula isn’t enough.

“If you are going to credit a company for expanding liquor licenses, there has to be a better way to reimburse the people that have invested so much money into those,” said Talerico, whose company is the nation’s largest T.G.I. Friday’s franchise operator.

Bob Wagner owns three liquor licenses as managing partner of Braddock’s Tavern and Ott’s Restaurants in South Jersey. He said the state ought to start by forcing inactive liquor licenses to be used, not pocketed – saying that’s 1,200 of the 9,000 in the state.

“I leveraged everything I had. And I leveraged the next house. And I leveraged and I got the other one,” Wagner said. “My retirement income is going to be my liquor license because I’ve been playing by the rules living in the state of New Jersey for 33 years.”

George Jacobs, government relations state chairman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, said restaurants do better when grouped together and that he’s not convinced the value of current licenses would drop as feared.

“Public policy to get these shopping centers and even more importantly the downtowns vibrant and successful is more important than protecting a small monopoly,” Jacobs said.

Restaurant owner Gary Keating, of Jersey City, said the new licenses would help, not hurt, owners of existing licenses. He says he saw it happen in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Fort Greene neighborhoods.

“This would really help us, and it would help the community,” Keating said. “We would see a bunch of other businesses come in and give it a shot because they had a shot.”

The number of liquor licenses in each municipality is limited, in some cases making them very expensive and valuable.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the 1st vice president of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, said the limitations on plenary retail consumption licenses – one for every 3,000 residents – hurts revitalization efforts.

“We are seeing that the absence of liquor licenses has created a big challenge, an impediment really, for economic development in some of our communities,” Mahr said.

Developer Michael McGinnis said the change would bring new hope to towns aiming to attract businesses and, in turn, millennials as they begin families and move out of the cities.

“Those suburbs that have their act together and have nice, vibrant downtowns will do a good job of attracting them. And quite honestly, I think it’s those younger people that are needed,” McGinnis said.

Lawmakers are also moving other bills that could loosen New Jersey’s liquor laws in various ways, such as allowing licenses and sales in residential redevelopment areas, former military installations, historic taverns and farm markets.

http://wpgtalkradio.com/nj-getting-re ... rants-that-serve-alcohol/

Posted on: 5/20 20:18
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Shots fired near light rail station: police
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By Caitlin Mota
The Jersey Journal


HOBOKEN -- Police are investigating a shooting near a light rail station on Friday evening, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near the 9th Street station in Hoboken, an NJ Transit spokeswoman said.

No one was injured during the shooting and no arrests have been reported. Officials say the incident remains under investigation.

It's unclear what sparked the shooting. Service on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail was briefly suspended and then bypassed the station on Friday while police investigated the incident.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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With Jersey City’s long-delayed revaluation finally complete and homeowners closer to paying their new rates, many questions remain as to what the effect on the real estate market will be. In their first 2018 quarterly report, Pure Properties takes a closer look.

Appraisal Systems, the company hired to conduct the revaluation, has released data that indicates the estimated tax increase in Downtown neighborhoods will be around 67% for 1-4 family homes and 24% for condominiums. The numbers are so daunting that Mayor Fulop has floated the idea of a “second revaluation” in 2019 due to changes that might take place in the market following the new rates. At least one fear about the health of Downtown’s marketplace appears to have materialized; Downtown Jersey City had a notable surge in 1-4 family homes coming to market during 2018’s first quarter, with the number listed Downtown increasing 238% from 13 in quarter one of 2017 to 44 in 2018’s first quarter.

Downtown also had 17 total sales of 1-4 family homes, a 31% increase compared to the first quarter of 2017. However, Pure Properties’ latest market report shows that while more homes are for sale, prices haven’t taken a hit. The median sales price for 1-4 family homes increased 2% from 2017’s first quarter to $1.425 million, while condo sale prices dipped 2% year-to-year to $721,000. Rents Downtown have thus far been unaffected by the tax upheaval, staying flat over the year to average $2,600/month.

Conversely, Greenville saw a spike in property values during the quarter. The neighborhood is expected to benefit from the revaluation in the form of lower tax bills, and the average sale price of 1-4 family homes in Jersey City’s most southern neighborhood jumped 17% in the quarter to $345,000. However, condo sales in the neighborhood dropped 25% over the year to an average of $307,500.

Jersey Digs

Posted on: 5/5 12:39
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Meet the lady who fought Jersey City's ban on women in bars -- and won
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By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal


Attention, women of Jersey City: if you like sidling up to a bar for a beer or serving up a dry martini from behind the bar yourself, you have Lois Shaw to thank.

Shaw was a councilwoman whose political career lasted for just one term but who played an integral role in Jersey City bar history. In 1974, she led the charge to reverse a 40-year-old law that banned women from drinking at bars and working as bartenders.

Yes, in 1974, two years after Gloria Steinem founded Ms. Magazine and 11 years after Betty Friedan’s "The Feminine Mystique" sparked the modern women’s movement, Jersey City law said women couldn’t sit at their local pub’s bar and grab a brewski.

“The men that passed that law, years ago ... they were the most corrupt politicians we’ve ever had,” Shaw, 75, said during a recent interview. “Most of them went to jail, you know. But when it came to women they were very puritanical.”

Her niece, Amy DeGise, 33, said Shaw's push to open up bars to women has been a part of the family's lore for decades.

"She always said, I know it sounded like I wanted to drink but I just wanted to get treated the same way," DeGise said.

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Posted on: 5/1 7:27
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Sex Perv assaulted 13 yo in the city.
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By Michaelangelo Conte
The Jersey Journal



JERSEY CITY -- A 49-year-old Clifton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Jersey City and Clifton after meeting the girl on the messaging app "WeChat," authorities said today.

Mohammed Zeidan, a self-employed real estate agent, was arrested on April 19 and charged with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, luring or enticing, endangering the welfare of a child and refusing to provide a DNA sample, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a press release today.

On April 13, the girl's brother contacted Jersey City police saying he was being harassed by Zeidan and the alleged contact between the girl and Zeidan came to light. The girl told police she met Zeidan on WeChat about two months earlier, the criminal complaint says.

The girl told police Zeidan told her he was 27-year-old, but she said she believed he was much older, the complaint says. She described sexually activity she said she had with Zeidan inside his car in parking lots or in front of her home in Jersey City.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... saulted_of_13-year-o.html

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Re: Democratic Party lobbyist Removed From Port Authority
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Chris Christie really knows how to pick them.. she is so like him.

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